Originally Posted by CounterSwarmer
I already started training for Amateur Boxing and have been shadow boxing,pushups,and other basic indoor boxing training.
But need help on Roadwork advice.I've been neglecting this essential part of Boxing as of now and will start conditioning myself.
1)How many miles should a Boxer jog or run during Roadwork Training
2)How many days a week should a Boxer do Roadwork?Daily?
3)Should a Boxer Run at maximum speed or Simply Jog/Brisk Walk during Roadwork?
4)Recovery Advice to have body heal quicky
5)Should Roadwork be resumed the next day afterwards?Or should it be every other day?What I mean is say I ran on Monday.Should I go ahead and do it on Tuesday or should I wait for my body to heal from Roadwork and resume on Wednesday?Then skip Thursday and resume Friday?
7)Any more advice you offer
Thanks in Advance!
Hi CounterSwarmer and welcome to boxingforum.com
Roadwork is a very important part of a boxer's overall training regimen. Without it you cannot develop the necessary stamina or work at high intensity. The ideal number of miles should be 5-6, depending on how much weight you want to lose. You should maintain a pace that would make it somewhat difficult to maintain a conversation without wearing yourself and it should be done almost 6 times a week, if you're a beginner however every other day would be a great way to start. Once your body becomes adapted, you should switch things up and run five times a week. To properly recover adequate rest is a must and nutrition plays a large role in it as well, get 8 hours of sleep very night and eat whole grain pasta, brown rice, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables. Stay away from high sugar, simple carbohydrate foods like soda, it only makes you gain fat and increases fatigue due to the sugar crash.
You said you do push ups. They're a great exercise to do and along with pull ups, sit ups, squat thrusts and other simple yet hard calisthenics you will build speed, strength and further increase your stamina as well. But above all, keep training boxing its the only way you're going to hone your skills. Good luck
P.S. NEVER train to failure. Doing so will only setback your gains.